Friday, September 7, 2018

Interview with Craig A. Price Jr., author of Dragonia: Rise Of The Wyverns

Now available to purchase on Amazon and Audible from Claymore Publishing is the fantasy adventure Dragonia: Rise Of The Wyverns, book one in the Dragonia Empire series, by Craig A Price JR..

The Resistance struggles to find a way to defeat the Dragonia Empire; all hope seems lost against the dragon riders, until they discover an island full of wyverns.

Devarius has lost everything. His parents murdered, his sister kidnapped, and the new village he called home: destroyed. The Dragonia Empire has gotten out of control, destroying anything and everything in its path searching for the Resistance.

Devarius is left with little choice but to find the Resistance, join them, and hope he can help them defeat the Dragonia Empire once and for all to bring peace to the land of Kaeldroga.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve been interested in storytelling ever since the first grade when my teacher gave us empty books made of construction paper and three-lined paper to write our own story.

What was your first book/story published?

The Crimson Claymore was my first novel published, and it is the first in an epic fantasy trilogy.

What inspired you to write Dragonia: Rise of the Wyverns?

I’ve always loved dragons, but I always felt wyverns were left out of fiction and television. I wanted to create a world filled with dragons and wyverns. I also wanted to make it more believable by making wyvernriders more practical than dragonriders by being closer to the size of a horse. I also wanted a lot more than fire-breathing dragons, so I brought in several different elements, and to make it even more unique, I placed the land on the southern hemisphere on a world with two suns and two moons.

What character in Dragonia: Rise of the Wyverns is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Devarius has the same passion and energy to help others as I have, and Paedyn has the same odd sense of humor as me, though I don’t have the same passion for toy boats.

What is your favorite part in Dragonia: Rise of the Wyverns?

When Devarius first discovers how the wyverns are able to breathe fire and ice, and sticks his head in a wyvern’s throat to squeeze the wyvern’s uvula, all while Aquila yells at him to get his head out of the wyvern’s throat. I had a lot of fun writing that scene!

What was the hardest part to write?

It was hard to keep all of the science straight with the two suns, two moons, and southern hemisphere, as well as the science I developed for the wyverns and their elemental abilities.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

I love writing, and have wanted to be an author my whole life, but if I couldn’t be one, I’d enjoy a career in computers.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

I do from time to time. When I’m feeling a bit down, and need a boost in confidence, I’ll read a few positive reviews. I don’t read my negative reviews too much, but I will look at them to see if they give me any way to improve my writing for the next book. I’ll jot a few notes down from it, then I won’t look at that review again.

What well-known writers do you admire most?

I admire Brandon Sanderson a lot. He’s a great author, and a great person. He does so much for his fans, including help them with writing, teach at BYU, and everywhere he goes, he finds his books, and signs them. Then he tells all of his fans where they can grab signed copies of his books at local stores. I want to have that same energy and passion for my writing and my fans.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

Yes, I’m working on finishing book 3 in my Claymore of Calthoira trilogy, and I’m also working on a co-author novel with a New York Times Bestselling Author that should come out soon! And, Dragonia has 5 books planned. Dragonia: Rise of the Wyverns releases August 14th, and book 2, Dragonia: Revenge of the Dragons releases August 21st!

About the Author

Craig A. Price Jr. is a USA Today Bestselling Author. His novel, The Crimson Claymore, an Epic Fantasy Adventure novel that has garnered millions of reads, was featured in fantasy, had more than 17,000 votes, and more than 1,000 comments/reviews on the social networking platform for readers and writers, Wattpad.

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